Stir Fried Greens (Chao Qing)
An unusual, small-leaf Mao Feng varietal picked early in the harvest, this is a well-known tea in Fujian Province and virtually unknown outside of China. It is mostly produced on smaller farms, with the early plucks not used for export and consumed in the domestic local market.
Why we selected this particular lot. It is a tea we have long purchased in China and always appreciate the flavor it offers. In this lot, leaves are light green in color and attractively curved. Given the appearance, it indicated a well made tea and once tasted, it was confirmed.
Tasting notes. We noted it is on the higher side of firing and offers some toasty notes that are quite pleasing. Like many of the styles of Mao Feng produced to local tastes, this tea does well as an everyday tea. The taste is sweet, with a clean vegetal aroma. It is lighter, less vegetal in body than many green varietals. A good value given the high quality and workmanship of the leaf.
Brewing suggestions. A rounded tablespoon or 3 grams of leaf in 8-12 ounces of water is our recommendation. Use water at a temperature of 185 to 195 degrees F with 2-3 minutes of steep time.
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China produces the greatest variations in styles of green tea leaves in the world.
Stir Fried Greens - climate, soil, location of farm - combine to create a unique taste profile.